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Nonprofit launches college saving initiative

Young students and their families in some of Massachusetts’ most underserved communities will soon have access to a program that helps families save for college and prepare for the college application process.

Initiative trains black workers for Boston-area hotel jobs

Mayor Martin Walsh joined members of Boston’s hospitality union, Local 26, and executives from several local hotels yesterday to celebrate the graduation of the first African-American hospitality training class from Local 26’s Best Corp Hospitality Training Center.

Federally-funded Ruggles expansion expected to catalyze new jobs, development in Lower Roxbury

A $20 million U.S. Transportation Department grant to expand commuter rail capacity at Ruggles Station is expected to create jobs in the Roxbury area.

Blacks, Latinos see gains in Democratic primary

Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins and former City Councilor Felix D. Arroyo had strong showings in their respective races for sheriff and Register of Probate.

Jerome Smith appointed to Neighborhood Services cabinet position in Walsh administration

Jerome Smith, former chief of staff to Sen. President Therese Murray, was appointed chief of Civic Engagement for the City of Boston.

Prospective operators of the city’s Dudley Square innovation space share ideas

A BRA meeting on the Dudley Square innovation space brought out 16 teams of potential operators who shared ideas and explored partnerships.

Circle the City street fair celebrates vitality of communities along Blue Hill Ave.

In its second year, Circle the City will host a street fair on a mile-long stretch of Blue Hill Avenue September 28.

Madison Park headmaster exit caps troubled week

Madison Park Technical Vocational High School Headmaster Diane Ross Gary resigned last week after students began school with no class schedules. School department critics say Gary was not given staff or resources necessary to run the school.

Coakley wins by narrow margin, faces Baker in gubernatorial race

Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Democratic primary victory, with 42 percent of the vote, paves the way for a close race against Republican Charlie Baker for the Nov. 4 election.

Advocates say DCF needs continuity to follow through with reforms

A report funded by the Boston Foundation outlines key policy recommendations for the Department of Children and Families.

The New Boston Office of Women's Advancement takes aim at pay equity

The Boston Office of Women’s Advancement and the recently revitalized Boston Women’s Commission have a broad mission aimed at improving the lives of women and girls throughout the city, starting with pay equality.

2020 Women on Boards

2020 Women on Boards, a national nonprofit advocacy group, blazes a trail for gender equality on corporate boards.

SBA helps women-owned businesses build capacity

Organizations in the Boston area are ramping up efforts to help women-owned businesses expand past $1 million in annual revenues.

Susan Windham-Bannister- CEO of Mass Life Sciences Center

Susan Windham-Bannister has directed the Massachusetts Life Sciences center for Governor Deval Patrick since the $1 billion initiative was launched in 2008. She set up the center and developed its programs, which have boosted the state’s economy.

Who won the vote in Boston's black community?

Black voter turnout was at the city average of 12 percent.